Kiri Howard’s life saving SRS fund

Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jul 01, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and measures being taken by the Government of Thailand to fight it, my travel and accommodation expenses have increased significantly from what I budgeted for initially. When I started planning this back in January, there were no lockdowns and no 14day mandatory quarantine and flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok were significantly less expensive. Also I had requests from a number of people to extend the campaign into July.

For these reasons, it is crucial that I can get your support to reach the minimum $10,000 goal. Any contributions that exceed the goal will only take a tremendous pressure off and make things a lot less stressful on me.

Once again, I want to take this opportunity to thank ALL the wonderful kind hearted people for contributing to this campaign. It really means the world to me and my family. I could NEVER have done this without your kindness and support! So once again, THANK YOU dearly!

With love,

Kiri

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 24, 2020

thanks to a VERY generous donation... Indeed I'm starting to think of this person as my guardian angel... We are now up to 76%funding!!!! Thank you SO much Matthew!!

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 24, 2020

thsnks to a VERY generous donation... Indeed I'm stsrting to think of this person as my guardian angel... We are now up to 76%funding!!!! Thank you SO much Matthew!!

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 23, 2020

As we enter the final week of my fundraising campaign, I am awed and deeply moved by the kindness and generosity of everyone who has helped me make it to this point. I really couldn't have gotten this far without all of you! so let me once more take this opportunity to say from the bottom of my heart, Thank you! I'll never be able to express how much your care and support means to me along this journey. But I do vow to show the same kindness you all have to others, My favourite saying is " you can never repay kindness, so pay it forward and make the world a better place." This is what you all have done for me and I will continue to do the same in whatever way I can for others.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, I am encountering uncertainty as to exact WHEN I will be able to fly to Thailand. So far, it may be as early as Friday, June 26 that we will know if they lift the travel ban. I have been in touch with the Thai consulate and I will most likely have to go next week to apply for a certificate of entry. But as it stands right now, I may be required to undergo a 14 day quarentine before my surgery, and I am required to stay in Thailand for a month after. So buy budget is a bit shot as I had not anticipated an additional 2 weeks of accomodations. There may also be a fee for a visa extension as I am only permitted to visit for 30 days. I will be getting all the details next week when I go to the consulate.

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 23, 2020

FINALLY got my new merch uploaded! I know it's late in the game. We only have 7 days left! help me reach the top and smash through that ceiling! Please go check out my merch shop for all the new products! all profits go right back into the fundraiser! https://teespring.com/stores/kiris-lil-merch-shop

Kiri Morning Srs Fundraiser White T-Shirt Front

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 20, 2020

** reposted eith permission by my dear trans sister Andi in England. This was such a powerful peice i just HAD to share with all of you the rrality we trans people have to face every dsy even now. Thsnk you for this Andi**

Hey there my awesome Kitties.

My darling lovely friends PLEASE PLEASE read this in its entirety, it is a lengthy piece but it is from the heart, MY heart, a heart that is torn between anger and despair.

So I've seen a few posts over the last few days, weeks, months about how Our Great And Benevolent Leader and His Government are proposing to ban Women from Women-Only Spaces and Men from Men Only Spaces as well as Lesbian and Bi-Sexual Women from Women Only Spaces plus Gay and Bi-Sexual Men from Men Only Spaces. The Bill also proposes that the safest course of action is to incarcerate all people in their homes whatever their gender or sexuality.

The proposed Bill is being read under the title, 'Keeping People Safe: The Ban People From Public Spaces Act 2020'

When asked to explain the Bill, Liz Truss MP stated that, '...in order to keep the people of Britain safe from Rape and Sexual Assault, we The Government have identified people as the perpetrators of the aforementioned actions. By proposing this Bill, we seek to remove the threat of these acts from our citizens lives by assuming that every man, woman and, if needs be, child is a violent sexual predator and therefore, if the Bill becomes legislation we shall remove the access to the places where these potential criminals might prey'.

When asked for their opinions, JK Rowling and Dr Germaine Greer responded, 'What the f**k??? We just wanted to pick on the trannies!!!! This is a blatant contravention of basic human rights!'

Of course, what you have just read is fiction, a dystopian vision created by me, right? But for Transmen and Transwomen THIS is a potential reality, a reality that could result in Transpeople being insulted, assaulted and perhaps murdered.

You see, there are those (including it seems our very own Government) that would have you believe that Transpeople, especially Transwomen are sexual predators whose raison d’etre is to gain access to Women Only spaces in order to gain some form of perverse gratification or to commit some heinous act again a females person. To that end our Government proposes changes to The Gender Recognition Act that will remove the right to self-declaration of gender and the ability of Transpeople to use facilities suitable to their true gender.

All this because we are regarded as a potential threat. If that is the case, let us ban ALL people from public spaces for are we not all potentially violent sexual predators? Why not ban ALL drivers of motor vehicles, for are they not ALL potential killers? Or Gas Fitters? For do they not all possess the potential to be negligent and through that negligence wipe out a block of flats? I am sure you can see where these analogies are heading. All Transpeople are being treated as potentially violent criminals and in a manner that WILL cause us harm.

Now, please recall the dystopia I created above. Imagine your reaction if that dystopia were to become reality for YOU and you were discriminated against based upon assumptions, suppositions, prejudices and unfounded fears.

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 19, 2020

This is my hope lily.. Yes its really called a hope lilly! Now if you follow me on Facebook or twitter, you already know about this little beauty... Now I'm not a superstitious person by any means, but this little flower has started changing my mind just a little bit!

I inherited it from my ex girlfriend when we parted ways after I started my transition and this point had not bloomed for the past 3 years anyway... I'm not even sure I know why kept it.. I'm a horrible green thumb and I always seem to kill plants... But did, despite it always being yellow and looking like being on the verge becoming fertilizer.

Well... By some strange stroke of... Magic? I don't known, it bloomed just one blossom RIGHT as I launched this fundraiser and the blossom opened just as fast as the campaign grew the first week! Then onto the second week, ANOTHER Blossom appeared! And it seemed to grow at the same pace as my campaign as well...still very strong, but slightly slower than the first... Now some would call that a coincidence... But in the THIRD week... ANOTHER blossom appeared!!!! And is growing along with my campaign! Its too close to be a mere coincidence.

This is the SAME flower that has not opened a SINGLE bloom in three years! And now... Perfectly coinciding with my fundraiser and the amazing generosity of all my backers, its bloomed thrice in as many weeks!

I'm not a superstitious girl... But I have no choice to take this as some sort of sign... My hope lily is growing with the hope that you all are giving me! Thank you. So very much!

With love AND HOPE,

Kiri

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Update posted by Kiri Howard On Jun 08, 2020

Thanks to all my first 30 backers, we've made it to 30% funded already! I can't believe how fortunate I am! you guys are all so awesome! I will be starting the vlog videos as soon as we reach 50% as well as some other informational pieces I have planned. I will be scheduling my first fundraiser/surgery journey live stream for this Saturday at 11am EST so you all can ask me any questions you's like about this fundraiser, my surgery I will be having done, me, my life as a trans woman in Hong Kong.... ANYTHING! Don't miss your chance to talk with me directly! and please, help spread the word. Every dollar helps and your support means the world to me!

more updates to come soon!

with love,

Kiri

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Matthew Drew

Backed with $600.00 On Jul 08, 2020

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Backed with $50.00 On Jul 01, 2020

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Backed with $50.00 On Jul 01, 2020

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Theresa Adams

Backed with $25.00 On Jun 30, 2020

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Good luck Kiri!

Skye Kahoali'i

Backed with $26.00 On Jun 30, 2020

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Matthew Drew

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Here's $5 more, sorry I can't afford more atm!

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Backed with $5.00 On Jun 25, 2020

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David Howard

Backed with $500.00 On Jun 24, 2020

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Matthew Drew

Backed with $1000.00 On Jun 24, 2020

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